April 17, 2013 2:55 pm

April 17 practice quotes: Rob Scuderi

On whether Robyn Regehr’s arrival has impacted his play:
“Not really. I mean, maybe he’s taken a couple of minutes off that I was playing extra because of Mitchie and Greenie being out. But overall, my role is still the same. It just might be a little less minutes than I was playing earlier this season.”

On Regehr:
“He just provides us with a lot of depth, so it’s something where as much as a player you want your number to be called, you want to win more, and if he’s the type of guy that brings a little more balance and a little more depth to our defense, then that’s better for our team, and that’s better for our chances to win the Cup again.”

On whether San Jose has one of the league’s most effective forechecks:
“Yeah, especially at home where they’ve always played very well and they’re real aggressive. They come out hard. They send the two guys in real aggressive, and if you have a hard time getting back there and you don’t make a good first pass, usually you’re in a little bit of trouble. That’s the case with any team, but they have some of the offensive talent that can turn those loose pucks into chances right away.”

On the Columbus Blue Jackets’ work ethic:
“Yeah. We played them earlier, and although they may not be a real flashy team or a team that jumps out at you, they come at you with their depth and with the fact that they’re well coached. Every line does the right thing, makes the right play. Certainly after the deadline they got some different guys that we haven’t seen…so it’s added a different dynamic to their team, but overall we expect the same type of hard effort from them.”

On the Blue Jackets being a different team from the last time they played the Kings:
“I mean, I remember playing them. I don’t think they’ll change much. I mean, they still have the same coach and might have a few different guys, but they’re still coached by the same person. I’m sure they’re still going to play the same way,. They’ve certainly had success with it, so I don’t see them stopping.”

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